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Alfred Russel Wallace
Sent to:
Edvard Alexander Westermarck
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17 December 1890

Sent by Alfred Russel Wallace, Corfe View, Parkstone, Dorset to Edvard Alexander Westermarck [none given] on 17 December 1890.

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06 February 2013 by Catchpole, Caroline

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Wikman, Karl Robert Villehad. (1940). Letters From Edward B. Tylor and Alfred Russel Wallace to Edward Westermarck; Ed. With Introductory Remarks Concerning the Publication of The History of Human Marriage. Abo. 1-22. [p. 15]

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[[1]]1 [p. 15]

Decr. 17th. 1890.

Edward Westermarck, Esq.

Dear Sir

I would rather you would put off your visit here a week or two because we have now builders in the house, most of our rooms are uninhabitable and we are altogether too full of dirt and discomfort to receive a visitor. When you come, there is a train from Waterloo Station at 8.5 am. if you would not mind starting so early: you would then reach here a little before 1 pm. and you could have lunch with us and return if you like either at 3. or 5.40 pm. reaching London at 7.40 or 9.50.

Yours very truly

Alfred Wallace.

The next morning train is at 11.15 reaching here at 3.31.

A. R. W.

ENDNOTES

1. Editor Charles H. Smith's Note: Fourth of fourteen letters from Wallace to Edward Westermarck, concerning the writing of the latter's The History of Human Marriage. These were included in the article "Letters From Edward B. Tylor and Alfred Russel Wallace to Edward Westermarck; Ed. With Introductory Remarks Concerning the Publication of The History of Human Marriage" by K. Rob. V. Wikman that appeared in 1940 as Acta Academiae Aboensis Humaniora XIII.7. The Wallace letters make up the second half of the work. Note that there are several apparent minor editing errors in the source material that I have not bothered to correct.

SOURCE OF TRANSCRIPT

This transcript originates from Charles H. Smith’s The Alfred Russel Wallace Page website (http://people.wku.edu/charles.smith/index1.htm): See http://people.wku.edu/charles.smith/wallace/S712.htm

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